THIS IS A GRADE B MOLD. DUE TO THE SIZE OF THESE MOLDS DEFECTS WHEN PULLING THEM OUT OF OUR TOOLING IS MORE FREQUENT. THESE DEFECTS ARE TYPICALLY SMALL DIVOTS / PITS, OR SURFACE TEARS, OR LINES YOU CAN "FEEL". THEY ARE TYPICALLY LESS THAN 1" IN SIZE/WIDTH. EXAMPLES ARE SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS.
GRADE B MOLDS WILL NOT LEAK. THEY ARE IDEAL FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL USE THEM WITH WOOD AND RESIN AND ARE OK WITH SANDING OR PLANING OUT THE DEFECT FROM THEIR CAST PIECE.
THE ACTUAL MOLD YOU WILL RECEIVE WILL HAVE A SIMILAR DEFECT (OR BE ONE OF THE 4 MOLDS IN THE PHOTO EXAMPLE), WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF THE SPECIFIC MOLD YOU WILL RECEIVE. GRADE B MOLDS ARE A FINAL SALE ITEM AND ARE NOT RETURNABLE.
We call this mold "The Beast" because it's currently the largest and heaviest mold in our silicone mold collection. The 24" diameter mold was created after polling resin artists and makers to see what mold sizes would best fit their needs. We had an overwhelming response that a 24" round silicone mold was needed. So here it is!
This mold allows for a piece to be created 24" wide, and up to 2" thick. It is perfect for coffee tables, end tables, and giant round resin artwork. Like all of our silicone molds, this mold features super thick sidewalls and bottom to reduce the likelihood of it warping during your pour.
The last mold you will ever need. Created just for makers, resin artists and wood workers, these time saving flexible yet durable silicone molds significantly cut down on the setup and demolding time usually involved with other molds. Silicone molds are superior to wood and tuck tape, and HDPE molds because:
They can be used with epoxy resin, resin and wood, concrete, plaster and more.
They never need assembled, or disassembled. Saving huge amounts of time.
The strength and flexibility of the molds allows you to insert and remove pieces of wood easily.
The corners and edges never need sealed.
When using wood, the wood stays in place, tight in the mold if you cut it 1/16" larger than the width of the mold. Preventing the need for clamps or weights.
The mold is heat resistant (within reason!), and wont damage when you are popping epoxy bubbles with a torch or heat gun.
The molds are reusable. However silicone molds do have a finite lifespan when used with epoxy resin, but getting 20-30+ castings out of the mold can be expected when they are properly cared for and a mold release spray is used.
Like HDPE, epoxy does not stick to silicone. However in rare cases where the epoxy hasn't fully set (and is still mildly tacky) it can be harder to remove, and potentially create pits or small tears inside the mold when your piece is pulled out. Thus, we recommend the use of mold release spray before each pour to increase the life of your mold. We use the 'MG Chemicals 8329 Non-Silicone Epoxy Mold Release', or Smooth On Ease Release™ 200 which is readily available on Amazon.